Under Arizona Revised Statute 13-3602, an order of protection can be served to keep someone from doing harm to another person or to keep them from harassing another person or any group of people. If, based on the circumstances of a recent divorce or other legal action, you feel you need an order of protection, the Barreda Law Firm can help.
Order of Protection in AZ: How the Courts Handle Them, and How Fast You Can Get One
In Arizona, orders of protection are typically handled pretty quickly by the courts, and in most cases, when you petition for an order of protection in the state of Arizona, you can be given the order on the same day. Any Arizona court can review your petition for such an order and issue the order on the same day, but this may not always be the case.
What’s more, you may get a better ruling in a court that’s different from the one you may be inclined to go to based on where you live, so getting in touch with an experienced Arizona family law attorney can help to ensure that you get the best order of protection in the quickest amount of time, especially if there is domestic violence involved in your case.
AZ Order of Protection: Who the Order Can Apply To
In the state of Arizona, an order of protection is used to help you seek protection from a person who you now live with, or a person you have lived with in the recent past. This person may be a member of your immediate or extended family, or it may be someone like a current or ex-spouse who you need protection from being exposed to or being harassed by.